Here is a list of all the postings Ady1 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Lowe, Officer of the Titanic - Letter to Model Engineer|
3180 postbag has a 4th officers letter
|Thread: Can opener - the holy grail in engineering?|
It's not a 3 ton boxford mill darling
It's a lifetime guarantee can opener
|Thread: supercharged V12 2 stroke|
Nice to see you're still about Dean, was wondering about you
|Thread: Kyosho Fairwind|
My dad used to take me sailing on a local pond as a kid with a medium sized indestructible solid wooden yacht
I must confess I miss that boat because those were nice memories
I say indestructible because the local power boat boys bounced off it a few times and always lost
|Thread: Old screwdrivers - any use as a materials source?|
A knackered screwdriver is a future useful tool
As mentioned, put a hex on it
or a nice rounded end for pushing cloth through tight holes to clean them out properly
Its just a matter of time before you find a use
|Thread: Cut a slot in round stock|
Cut most of it out with an angle grinder and finish off with a slot drill
You must be hogging out 90% plus of the material here, there aint much left, 2.5mm each side, is that right?
Filing off might be the better option
Edited By Ady1 on 31/01/2019 19:02:00
|Thread: In search of Peter Rawlinson|
|Thread: Get on yer bike|
A couple of bikes got half inched from a shed in my area recently and it was in the papers they were worth 4 grand
Great to ride no doubt but you can't really chain them up in the street and go shopping
|Thread: Milling slide for sale|
As big as a cement mixer, looks like there's a table there too
Will probably end up as scrap, changed days
|Thread: Get on yer bike|
I've been looking to get one of these for a few years and never got round to bothering. I walk the dog as well as the usual moderate lifestyle most people pursue and I am deffo not a fitness dude.
Years ago when I smoked 40 a day I also cycled and afterwards did some rock climbing and hillwalking. I found that after I gave up cycling I was never quite as fit, even though I could romp over a couple of munros and be back for tea
There's something about cycling that really lifts you up a bit without pounding your body and I've found myself with less stamina over the last couple of years which can be quite annoying, life is getting shorter and it's nice to do things as long as possible
Anyway, enough about the incredible boring me
I don't want to get mown down by a mad Audi driver and I still want to give it a go so what about one in the house that's nice to use and can be moved easily as required
The first one I got was this one, 60 bananas, none were assembled and I took a risk of buying without trying
Total rubbish and a waste of money, very disappointed
Then I spotted this one and had a go at the shop, brilliant, fab, 60 bananas, it seems to use a magnet and flywheel and is very comfy indeed
There seems to be a glut of them showing up at the moment and prices are good, probably over run stock from china and some are very fancy machines indeed which replicate a real cycle while being 10 feet from the kettle and 20 feet from the toilet
Hopping on and doing 5km before morning coffee really is a doddle if you don't need to leave the house and risk your life on Britains third world roads, saves switching the heating on too
So don't buy unless you can try if you don't know exactly what you're getting, they are hugely variable even though they can look similar
Anyway, thought I'd share
Edited By Ady1 on 28/01/2019 10:13:35
|Thread: This weeks offer at Lidl|
I picked up the laser range finder but it seems to be exactly 1cm out, aaargh
|Thread: The UK Space Program (Its not NASA, its NONO)|
British Leyland summed up "British Management" for me, shocking
Then foreign car management arrives and cranks out huge numbers of decent cars year after year after year with the same workforce
If there's a war we get it together and use sensible common sense people, very organised
But If it's peacetime... well look at the muppet show trying to run things at the moment
It's in the genes, you can't dodge darwinism
On the plus side, at least Wilson kept us out of Vietnam
Looks like a large pile of scrap to me, but what do I know
Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia
The UK's only rocket to successfully launch a satellite into orbit is to be unveiled in Scotland after a 10,000-mile journey back home.
The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in the South Australian outback for 48 years.
Over time it was damaged by extreme weather and vandalism before space technology firm Skyrora stepped in.
The historic rocket is set to go on display in Penicuik, Midlothian, later this month.
Daniel Smith, director at Skyrora, said: "This is quite feasibly the most important artefact linked to the UK's space history.
"While our engineers have been working on our own launches, our STEM ambassadors have been arranging all of this in the background."
Edited By Ady1 on 22/01/2019 11:52:44
|Thread: Carrier deck landings|
Story of Eric winkle Brown
The only allied pilot known to have flown an ME 163
An hour of your life you will not regret
|Thread: Harrison milling machine play|
That chap who invented the do everything lathe(70s?) had an alternative locking system he patented about 1982
Memory very hazy but I know I noted it for future reference because it was a simple clever system
If someone can remember his name, was it the universal lathe? It can be looked up
There's a thread with his system in here
And the TRIANGULAR GIB STRIP
Not bad going for 8am on a sunday morning
Edited By Ady1 on 20/01/2019 08:14:35
|Thread: Some big tools|
I read one article a while back now
Peak time for domestic electricity usage was no longer winter but the school summer holidays
Millions of kids with up to a KW of desktop computer playing World of War etc etc up to 20 hours a day
I've walked dogs for 35 years now and on a lovely summers day in the school holidays the park is empty.
In my youth the parks were stuffed with us all playing football, Celtic even won the European Cup with 11 Scottish football players
|Thread: VAT on eBooks|
The entire system came down hard on the ecommerce industry a few years ago and they used the VAT system as a sledgehammer to crack a nut
All the little guys were seriously affected
If you sold 48,000 dollars in the UK you were ok
If you sold 47,999 in the UK and 1.00 to a dude in France you triggered a massive bureaucratic VAT machine
(It was something like that)
The VAT policy isn't about common sense, it never was, it's about keeping the little guys out of the ecommerce industry. You could go global from your bedroom with a basic server and sell up to 80k VAT free
Edited By Ady1 on 17/01/2019 16:00:38
|Thread: Drummond / Myford M Headstock Bearing|
Would babbit be better than turning a new one from bronze?
No idea, but could be a lot easier to do and a lot cheaper in the long run
Nice new bearings are probably best but...
Even ME has almost nothing on babbitt after 1940, I think I got 2 hits on articles
But they used it on full size loco wheels so there's no loading wear worries
Can also experiment with it on anything you build should the notion arise
Edited By Ady1 on 17/01/2019 11:23:25
Puts me in mind of another issue, worn bronze bearings on old Drummonds
There must be a lot coming to the end of the road
Need to buy some babbit for a rainy day
A kind soul in here provided this supplier many moons ago, not cheep I'm afraid
Edited By Ady1 on 17/01/2019 11:03:30
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